March 12, 2020

Corporate responsibility in an unequal country: Lessons from the Zenex Foundation

South Africa has been described by the World Bank as the most economically unequal country in the world. 29% of South Africans are unemployed[1] and 30.4 million South Africans live in poverty[2]. Education is the primary and most effective route to addressing the challenge of inequality in South Africa today, but the country’s education system is currently failing to meet its fundamental requirement, namely that of ensuring that all children are literate, which is the foundation of all learning. First published in The Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2019.

 

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